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Call for Entries

Just Announced: - A juried selection of the submitted artwork will be displayed on a large screen in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew Gardens, London. 

16th October, 2021 to 27th March, 2022

ALL submitted artwork will be simultaneously exhibited in the ABBA Online Gallery to an international audience.
Opening Date for Submissions - Sunday 9th May, 2021 - Now Open
Closing Date for Entries - Wednesday 1st September, 2021
Exhibition Opens - Saturday 16th October, 2021
Submissons Now Closed

In November this year COP26 ( United Nations - Climate Change Conference ) in Glasgow Scotland, will bring together the nations of the world for one of the most important international meetings for the future of our planet.

Inspired by COP26 the Association of British Botanical Artists is excited to announce that their major exhibition for 2021, ReflectionS, will focus on the crucial role that plants play in the health of our planet.

The title of the exhibition has been chosen because we would like artists to Reflect on the subject and composition they have submitted that best represents the exhibition aims and to Reflect on the words that would describe their visual imagery.

COP26 has six major themes and the theme that is relevant to this exhibition is:

“ Nature - to safeguard and restore natural habitats and ecosystems to preserve the planet’s biodiversity “


The Association will bring together a digital collection of our members botanical art that will reflect the pivotal role that plants play in preserving the planet's biodiversity.

All submitted artwork from our members will be simultaneously exhibited in the ABBA Online Gallery to an international audience.


We would love to see your entries for this significant exhibition so make sure you download our information pack using the link at the top of the page.  This pack contains important information and it is essential that you read and understand the submission criteria before you submit your work.

Because we are asking for members to develop a visual story around their submission we will be holding a number of  Question and Answer Sessions on Zoom in February, March, May and July to help clear up any questions.  The dates will be posted below when confirmed.

If you have any questions before then have a look through the Q&A section below for an answer or please do not hesitate to contact us.

This Q&A will be updated as questions come in so we can share them with all our members.

The ABBA Team

June 2021

We would also like to get an idea of the level of interest in submitting artwork for this exhibition so if you do think you would like to submit your work after reading the information package then just:


Live Question & Answer Sessions

These Q&As will be live Zoom Sessions at the times and dates shown below.  The Zoom link will be the same for all sessions so if you have any questions after reading all the information come join us and hopefully your questions will be answered.  You can also send questions in advance stating which session you will attend together with your question(s). 


Send your questions to

Session VII

Friday 9th July 8 - 9 pm - British Summer Time (BST)

Session VIII

Friday 16th July 2 - 3 pm - British Summer Time (BST)

ZOOM Link - All Sessions

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